One person was killed in a fire at a residential high-rise at the Leisure World retirement community in Montgomery County. No details were immediately released about the victim.

Shortly after noon, firefighters were called to the building along Interlachen Drive, which is about nine miles north of the District. They found fire showing from the ninth floor, according to officials at the Montgomery Fire and Rescue Service. The fire was quickly extinguished. The origin and cause of the fire remain under investigation.